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Mathematical Sciences Subject Page

My name is Lisa Callaghan and I am the subject librarian for the School of Mathematical Sciences at DCU.

These pages (below) contain information specific to your subject area. You will find links to general information
on the left hand side of the screen.
Please feel free to contact me if you need any assistance.

Telephone: 700 8247



Most main lending books (3 week and 1 week) for your subject are located on the second floor. Search the Library Catalogue to find out what books we have or browse the shelves at the relevant number. Here are some of the main shelfmark numbers for mathematics and related topics.

SubjectBook Shelf Mark
Actuarial Mathematics368.01
Algebra 512
Financial Economics332
Group Theory512.2
Mathematics (General)510
Number Theory512.7
Stochastic Processes519.2


The library currently provides access to thousands of  e-books. When you search the library catalogue you can refine your search by choosing "E-Books" on the left hand side of the screen. When you click on the link to view the book you may be asked to verify yourself as a registered student by logging in with your computer username and password.

Apart from individual titles accessible via the catalogue, we also have searchable collections of e-books. Have a look at our e-books page for a full listing.

All our e-books can accessed off-campus.

Can't find the book you are looking for?

Ask for help at the information desk. If we don't have books listed on your recommended reading list you can contact your Subject Librarian.



The A-Z of journals is a listing of all our print and e-journals. It will tell you if the journal you are looking for is available in print here in the library and/or electronically on one of our databases. You can search this list by entering the title of the journal or you can get a list of journals in your chosen subject area by browsing.

Remember – search by journal title NOT article title.

See what journals are available for the following subjects:

Mathematics - General



Elementary Mathematics & Arithmetic

Finance - General


Mathematical Statistics

Mathematical Theory 

Mathematics Teaching & Research

To search for articles on your topic carry out a search on one of our databases



The following is a list of the most important databases for mathematics and related subjects. A full list of all our databases is available from the A to Z of databases.

Some databases contain the full-text of the articles others provide you with a citation/abstract only. In the case of citation/abstract databases click on the this will search all our databases to see if the article you require is available

Key Mathematics Databases – start your searching here

MathSciNet    An extensive database providing summaries of articles from all areas of mathematics.

Zentralblatt MATH  
Zentralblatt MATH is the world's most complete and longest running abstracting and reviewing service in pure and applied mathematics with more than 2.0 million entries drawn from more than 2300 serials and journals

Web of Science 
Web of Science provides access to the Science Citation Index, a multidisciplinary index to the journal literature of the sciences. It fully indexes over 6,650 major journals across 150 scientific disciplines and includes the cited references from indexed articles. Web of Science - Search Tips (06:19 minutes)  Web of Science Training Videos (YouTube)

Scopus is one of the largest multi-disciplinary abstracting and indexing databases of research literature and quality web sources. It offers access to over 16,000 titles from more than 4000 international publishers, with abstracts available back to 1966. Citation data is available from 1996. Coverage includes scientific, technical, medical and social sciences literature including, arts and humanities. There are also 23 million patent records from 5 patent offices as well as links to 'Articles in Press' from over 3,000 journals.
E-tutorials and demos 

American Mathematical Society (AMS)     Full-text access to nine AMS journals. Coverage: from 1996 to present where available.  Search Tips 


Archive of 117 core scholarly journals in Anthropology, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Language & Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, Sociology and Statistics. E-tutorials


Other databases

Academic Search Complete     
Full-text access to over 5,000 peer-reviewed journals in: business, communications, computer science, biology, chemistry, engineering, physics, psychology, education and nursing.    

Cambridge Journals Online  
Full text access covering all the main subjects in the humanities, social sciences and hard sciences:  mathematics and applied science, neuroscience and biomedicine, history, language and linguistics, political science and international relations.

Datastream Advance   
Financial and economic information database covering financial instruments and indicators for over 140 countries and 60 markets. Not available off campus.  
Accessing DataStream on campus | More about Datastream

Econlit with Full Text   
EconLit with Full Text contains all of the abstracts and indexing available in EconLit, plus full text for more than 500 journals, including the American Economic Association journals. 
Econlit covers abstracts for over 400 economic journal articles, books, book reviews, collective volume articles, working papers and dissertations in the fields of economics, including capital markets, country studies, econometrics, economic forecasting, environmental economics, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, urban economics and more.                                                                                                               
                                            Also available: Econlit (abstracts only) E-tutorials Basic Searching  | Advanced Searching  | Creating Journal Alerts   | Creating Search Alerts

Hindawi      Hindawi is a fast growing academic publisher with 40+ journals in the fields of Biology & Medicine, Chemistry, Engineering, Materials Science, and Mathematics. Hindawi is the only "Open Access" publisher with fully Open Access journals spanning a wide range of subjects in Science, Technology, and Medicine.

General Science Full Text  
Provides full text from more than 100 periodicals dating as far back as 1995, in addition to indexing and abstracts for nearly 300 periodicals dating back to 1984. Subject coverage includes astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, conservation, health & medicine, oceanography, physics, zoology and much more.

Oxford Journals     Consists of 169 online journals from many disciplines including scientific, technical and medical.

SAGE journals online    
Full-text access to over 400 journals in Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine

Full-text access to over 1200 science, technology and medicine journals. E-tutorials

Full-text access to over 1,000 journals.

Wiley Online Library   
Full-text access to over 1,200 Wiley journals, E-books, reference works and databases covering subject areas including: business, chemistry, computer science, engineering, law, life sciences, mathematic, physics, psychology and social sciences. Register to take advantage of alerting services and stay on top of the latest developments in your field. 
Coverage: varies according to title.

You can also search across a number of databases at once using Summon